At the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop in San Diego, Margaret Leinen, Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the School of Marine Science in her keynote address said that there are many positive signs regarding the interest, focus and funding for the health and future of the world's oceans.
"To see the United Nations focus on the oceans is a real game-changer for all of us," sadi Leinen. "For the first time in, forever, the focus is on the oceans."
Leinen served as a keynote speaker at the Teledyne event, which has attracted 270 registrants worldwide for a discussion on topics and technologies related to the exploration, health and future of the world's oceans.
Leinen, who heads one of the most prestigious ocean research institutions on the planet, said that today she sees many positive signs, both inside the United States and globally, that gives her cautious optimism for the future of ocean study, noting support from Congress, the Department of Defense and private philanthropy are all on the rise.